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Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Pregnancy: What An Anesthesiologist Needs to Know

Citation Information : Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Pregnancy: What An Anesthesiologist Needs to Know. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2021; 10 (1):51-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1313

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic, has emerged as a public health crisis for the entire world. In contrast to other areas of healthcare which can be delayed to priorities treatment of COVID-19 patients, the care of obstetric patients remains a clinical priority. All the patients and their support persons having suspected consistent symptoms of COVID-19 should be completed the screening via phone or video conferencing. The CDC has issued notifications that labor and delivery floors be identified for those pregnant patients with known or suspected positive cases and allow the staff to make the proper arrangements for isolation rooms and personal protective equipment (PPE). Due to uncertainty about the severity of COVID-19 and no clear evidence of vertical transmission, obstetric care is directed toward social distancing as a protective mechanism, and mother/baby separation to avoid contact transmission.

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